Charity Retail News Round-Up – week commencing 30.10.23

We’re back! After a really busy summer we’re back with our weekly charity retail news round-up for you. Here we share our pick of the best, most interesting and inspiring stories from our sector, in the UK, Ireland and the rest of the world.

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Charity Shop Impact

A brand new report comissioned by the CRA has found that the Charity Retail sector contributes a whopping £75.3 billion of social value last year! The report also found that for every pound invested in charity retail operations generated over £7 in social value. The report highlights the massive role Charity Retail plays in our soceities and all the great work being achieved.


Charity shops have positive impact on wellbeing valued at £75.3 Billion, new study finds | Charity Retail Association

Prince of Wales Renovations

Our good friends at Prince of Wales Hospice are underway renovating their amazing Pontefract store. The store will be a one of a kind three-in-one shop, with sections for retro, vintage, and urban clothing. We can’t wait to see how it turns out and look forward to experiencing it first-hand in our Mystery Shopper service

Prince of Wales Hospice shops undergo refresh and renovation | Wakefield Express


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Secondhand Sales Gain Momentum

This new report has taken a look into the trends for second hand sales in Charity Shops and beyond. Initiiatives like these are instrumental to building the sector and understanding the trends of wider society

UK Resale 2023 | Insider Intelligence Trends, Forecasts & Statistics


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P/reloved Initiative

Congratulations to Emmaus Preston for the fantastic artist Joseph Doubtfire for the great success of their Endever Festival and preloved artworks. Events like these are a massive part of connecting with your local community.

Celebration for Emmaus Charity Artist in Residence for Encounter Festival | Preston City Council


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Secondhand Menswear Boom

British Heart Foundation has found a massive 35% in the sale of secondhand menswear last year. Love Island star Dr Brett Staniland has teamed up with BHF as a Retail Ambassador help continue the great progress made so far

Menswear flying off the shelves in charity shops as second hand movement gains traction in UK | Retail Technology Innovation Hub


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30 Years in Retail

A fantastic lookback at 30 years of retail at Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. This quick Q&A gives amazing insight into how much things have changed in the last 30 years and future of charity retail. Here’s to 30 more!

30 Years in Retail, A FNHC Q&A Review with Lily Caswell | Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity

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